The Guidance Department assists all MHS students in developing academic, social, and resiliency skills. School counselors can support students with course scheduling, college admissions, career planning, and counseling services.
Office Hours: 7:35am–2:40pm
School Code: CEEB#102007
ATTENTION: Before booking an appointment, please check the Student Information Tab in Skyward to see who your assigned School Counselor is.
|Student Group (Last Names)
|H–Ka & AICE Diploma Cohort
|Ru–Z & ACCESS Cohort
The College & Career Prep Presentation was created by the Matanzas High School Counseling Department to help students look at college admissions factors and discuss how to prepare for college and career throughout high school with a focus in 12th grade.
The College Advising Essentials Handbook provides resources to help students with finding the perfect college, college entrance exams, questions to ask admissions counselors, students and professors, campus visit checklist, application and recommendation letter tips, college essay tips, financial aid fact vs. myth.
Seniors should check the scholarships page for information about scholarship opportunities. It is also beneficial to check the wall just outside the registrar's office on the 2nd floor in building 5. There are scholarships posted as they become available.
NextStepU is a "one-stop shop" for seniors and parents that includes college resources, college match tools, a scholarship search tool, and content relating to college.
Students who complete community service hours, please use the Community Service Log to document the time spent volunteering.
For many students, the first step to getting money for college is completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Students and parents can attend Mapping Your Future training for completing the FAFSA. Students planning on attending college in the fall need to complete the FAFSA to apply for federal financial aid as well as some state and institutional aid. Please review Bright Futures Application Quick Guide for help with completing this application.
Students with scheduling issues need to obtain an add/drop form from the guidance department (within the first ten school days of the semester) or make an appointment with their guidance counselor to address scheduling problems. Students should not ask their classroom teachers to write passes to go to the guidance department during class. Students should go to the guidance department to resolve these issues between classes.